Picnic prep tips from DL Library
The origins of the word “picnic” seem to be surrounded with controversy.
Some say it’s from the French and some the English, while some have totally different ideas. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, it was rare for the term to be used in English before 1800, and at that point it meant “a fashionable potluck social affair, not necessarily out of doors.”
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